Water Rules Permitting Overview
Note: Updated Rules went into effect Oct. 15th, 2016.
CCWMO issues erosion and sediment control and stormwater management permits to ensure that runoff from development and redevelopment activities do not adversely affect water resources. Pollutants, such as sediment and phosphorus, runoff unprotected construction sites during rain events and into nearby lakes, rivers and wetlands. Additionally, impervious surfaces created during development generate large volumes of stormwater runoff that contain oil, salt, bacteria, trash and other pollutants that get transported to our lakes, rivers and wetlands.
The Carver County Resource Management Ordinance (referred to as the Water Rules) regulates construction sites that are more than one acre by requiring erosion and sediment control during construction, and by requiring installation of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) to treat stormwater runoff after construction.
CCWMO’s Water Rules were adopted by County Board October 15th, 2016. They will help CCWMO effectively:
- Meet the requirements for adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
- Provide uniform requirements across the WMO and in different jurisdictions
- Meet the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements
- Implement the goals in the Water Management Plan
- Prevent existing water management issues from becoming more problematic
How to Apply
Prior to submitting an application please contact Planning & Water Management Department staff (info below) to determine what type of permit to apply for and if a Development Review Team (DRT) meeting would be beneficial to your project. Review of the final application will likely be reduced significantly if a DRT meeting is held. The DRT consists of staff from Planning & Water Management, Carver County Soil and Water Conservation District, and applicable City Departments.
Complete applications may be submitted to the staff contacts listed below (electronic submittals preferred). Permit applications are reviewed by department staff and comments are typically returned within 10 business days.
Water Rules Staff Contacts